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3/29/2015 8:49:10 AM
A member of the Army National Guard in Buffalo was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Cattaraugus County on Saturday.  State Police in Machias responded to the scene on Route 16 in the Town of Yorkshire just before 6:15 AM.  According to troopers, 21-year-old Brenden DeCarlo of Olean was northbound on Route 16 when he encountered a slight right hand curve in the roadway.  DeCarlo c...read more
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2015-03-29 11:53
The longtime leader of The Resource Center in Chautauqua County says after more than 40 years in working with and advocating for the developmentally disabled, it was time to retire.  This week, former Center Director Paul Cesana reflected back on that time, including the 27 years he was the director of TRC and its affiliates. Cesana says much happened to expand services over his nearly three ...read more
2015-03-29 08:43
A Fredonia man is facing several charges after Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers saw him go through multiple stop signs outside the village.  Deputies observed 50-year-old Dennis Clemens, Jr. fail to stop at a stop sign shortly after 2:00 AM Saturday at the intersection of Eagle Road and Route 60.  Deputies then saw Clemens cross into the opposite lane of traffic and fail to stop at a...read more
2015-03-28 11:25
Some residents across the Southern Tier woke up to see a significant amount of lake effect snow on the ground this morning.  There was an unofficial report of seven inches of the white stuff in Cassadaga. Meanwhile, the highest official snowfall totals recorded by the National Weather Service were over in Cattaraugus County, with a total of three inches falling overnight in Perrysburg and Lit...read more
2015-03-28 06:49
A Dunkirk man was arrested on Friday after drugs were found inside his vehicle and residence. Members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and Dunkirk Police pulled over 40-year-old Charles Fredrick on Main Street shortly before 3:30 PM and executed a search warrant for his vehicle. Authorities seized about one ounce of cocaine, a large amount of cash, a scale for weighing narcotics, a qu...read more
2015-03-27 04:02
There's a new development in efforts by Chautauqua County to gain an increase in its sales tax...It must commit to a property tax cut.  New York State Senator Cathy Young says that if the county wants to increase the sales tax rate to 8 percent, it will have the lower the tax levy by 3 percent.  Young who says a property tax cut has to be part of the language if the legislation has a cha...read more
2015-03-27 02:04
Upstate New York continues to lose population according to the latest Census Bureau data.  In 59 of the 62 counties, more people left than arrived from other parts of the state or country.  And 13 counties posted population losses large than 2 percent, including Chautauqua County.  According to Census Bureau figures, Chautauqua County lost over 2,800 people between 2010 and 2014.&nb...read more
2015-03-27 01:19
A 51-year-old Fredonia man has been charged with public lewdness after a report of a suspicious person sitting at a resident's picnic table in the town of Pomfret on Thursday.  State Police in Fredonia responded to the call on Route 60 and found the man walking around, not wearing any pants or underwear.  Troopers say they transported Joseph Rolling Jr. to SP Fredonia for processing.&nbs...read more
2015-03-27 01:12
An investigation into the unlawful manufacture and trafficking of meth in the Jamestown area has led to four arrests last night.  Investigators from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force with help from police and the SWAT team led to discovery of a "one pot method" meth lab at 600 West 5th Street.  Investigators arrested 30-year-old Beau Jones, who was wanted on outstanding felony warrants...read more
2015-03-27 01:05
Chautauqua County legislators have approved it, but now a proposal to increase the county's sales tax rate must get through the State Legislature.  And there are indications it may not be an easy sell. In an interview with WDOE News, Assemblyman Andy Goodell says part of the challenge is getting enough support for a tax increase. [audio:32715120110-goodellnotguaranteedtopass.mp3]Goodell-No g...read more
2015-03-27 07:33
Can you imagine cheering against your team?  That's exactly what happened during last night's Sabres game.  The teams with the worst records in the NHL faced off at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo with the Arizona Coyotes defeating the Sabres in overtime, 4-3.  Many of the Buffalo fans were heard cheering, hoping to get the number one overall pick in the NHL draft. Photo by B...read more
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